Originally Posted by easyhostmedia
had no idea what DNS was or what a dedicated IP was.
People think. Hey I'll throw up a website and some software, become a web host and make millions overnight.
I hear of this a lot on forums, people asking for help on these things when they're already running a web hosting business, they ask how do I restart my server etc. All the stuff a web host should already know.
If you don't know about these things and still want to start a web hosting company, at least hire someone that does know what they're doing to run the servers.
I didn't just jump into the hosting business overnight, I started learning web servers and the commands etc when I was 13 (I'm now 25) so I prepared myself before jumping in.
I had dreams of starting my own web hosting business at 13, but I did the sensible thing and waited as I wasn't really prepared and I'm sure things would've been disastrous if I had started the business at 13.
Also reminds me of a host I used 5 years ago. The host had just started and I decided to give them a chance. I signed up, everything went fine for a few months.
Then all of sudden I couldn't access my site. I let host know after 3 hours of waiting for the service to come back.
The guy there responded saying he couldn't figure out why the websites couldn't be accessed because the server was online.
I responded saying maybe the http Daemon needs started.
He responded back 20 minutes later saying that he didn't know how. "Face palm" Though I do give him credit for being honest. lol
I gave him the instructions on how to do it and my site was back online 10 minutes later.